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Orchard Opportunities

May 24, 2019 | Employment Opportunities

Orchard work is available all year round in the Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke’s Bay areas, however we do require a large number of seasonal workers from November through until May. Pruning, thinning, harvest, general orchard work, quality control, tractor driving, forklift driving and supervising are some of the examples of the work available.

If you enjoy working outdoors and are prepared to work hard, please contact the orchards directly as per below:

Hastings & Napier Orchards

Blyth 185 Lawn Road, Clive 06 876 0280
Brookfields 279 Brookfields Road, RD3 Napier 06 835 4477
Clive 494 Lawn Road, Clive 06 870 1599
Close 334 State Highway 2, Mangateretere 06 876 2187
Kinross 297 Omaranui Road, Napier 06 844 3397
Meeanee 108-269 Meeanee Road, Taradale 06 844 3483
Pakowhai 132 Gilbertson Road, Pakowhai 06 651 0953
Pilos 470 Twyford Road, Hastings 06 879 6550
Scotland 309 Lawn Road, Hastings 06 870 1580
Sorrento 1236 Railway Road South, Hastings 06 878 8664

Central Hawke’s Bay Orchards

Kanuka 1097 Tikokino Road, Waipawa 06 857 8830
Pacific 361 Plantation Road, Waipawa 06 856 6702
Rangihau 1231 Tikokino Road Waipawa 06 857 7131
Te Papa 1115 State Highway 50, Onga Onga 06 856 6888
Thornton 238 Wakarara Road, Onga Onga 06 856 6712

See below for currently advertised positions

Alternatively, you can register your interest in working for us here: Job Registration


Mr Apple is offering apprenticeships in fruit production in conjunction with Bostocks New Zealand.  The four-year programme offers the apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn, studying towards a National Certificate in Horticulture (a NZQA Level 4 qualification) while in full-time employment.

Training encompasses fruit production, organic growing, packhouse operation, tractor driving, chainsaw operation and much more.

Successful graduates of the programme will be offered a permanent role in our orchards or packhouses, with good prospects of promotion to become supervisors, foremen or managers.

Please note that you must have at least a Learner Driver Licence and be at least 17 years old to be considered for a Fruit Production Apprenticeship.

Check out the video for Fruit Production Apprenticeships https://youtu.be/cknVpgamUVg

 Click here for the Fruit Production Apprenticeship Flyer

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